The Detective Division is under the command of a lieutenant. The
organizational structure of the division includes three squads of
detectives, each supervised by a sergeant. This structure assures
coverage from 8:00 am until midnight, seven days a week.
To attain the rank of detective, a Norwalk police officer must have a
minimum of three years on the job, and pass a competitive written and
The division is required to assume responsibility for the following incidents:
- All felonies where a follow-up investigation is required and necessary
- Any misdemeanors where a follow-up investigation is deemed necessary by the detective supervisor
- Any other matter determined by the Chief of Police to be appropriate
Most Part I crimes are also investigated by the detectives in this unit. Those crimes include:
- Burglary and larceny
- Sexual assault
- Stolen motor vehicles
The Detective Bureau realizes cooperation and coordination among various
law enforcement agencies is essential to reducing the level of crime
and solving crimes where they do occur. The Detective Bureau cooperates
with other city, state, and federal agencies in investigating incidents,
utilizing task forces, or other cooperative means.
For further information, please contact the Investigative Services Bureau
at (203) 854-3000.